Barriers to Adoption of Ergonomic Innovations in the Construction Industry
2013 (English)In: Ergonomics in design, ISSN 1064-8046, Vol. 21, no 26, 26-30 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
More work-related injuries and problems occur in the construction industry than in other industries, particularly with regard to musculoskeletal disorders. One reason might be that the industry is organized around projects that lead to short-term benefits and does not stimulate innovations that will reduce injuries in the future. In this article, we present the findings from a survey performed in Sweden among 50 floor-laying companies. The results indicate that short-term income revenues override concerns over the long-term risks of injuries and employees leaving the profession as a result of those injuries.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 21, no 26, 26-30 p.
occupational injury, ergonomics, working tools, injury risk, musculoskeletal disorders
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-156885DOI: 10.1177/1064804613488890ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84886807606OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-156885DiVA: diva2:768530
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